Dr. Dozie Onunkwo
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University
For the first 20 years of my life, I was overweight. I was very content with that life too. One of my mother's favorite stories about my childhood is our visits to IHOP when I refused to eat off the kids' menu. I was eating Pancake Platter at around 7 years old. McDonalds, Popeyes, Chinese Carry-Out, Pizza Hut, Honey Buns, you name it and I was eating it. As I grew older, I never thought about what my eating habits were doing to my body. I was content with being overweight, mostly because that was the only life I knew. I just figured that I'd make up for it by dressing well and smelling good...and it worked pretty well in high school.
Now, combined with the research training I received while attaining my Ph.D., I hope to use this website as a vehicle to present scientific research regarding various health and fitness issues. I'll also share various training methods that have helped me change my body...and life!!